Robust Scottish economy apparent in significant increases in demand for professional staff

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As Scottish unemployment falls below that of the rest of the UK, Scottish Financial News reported yesterday big increases in the demand for professionals. This can be taken as a clear sign of a strengthening economy especially in those sectors relating to the emerging third wave boom in energy production, I’ve written about numerous times recently. See:

Energy, energy, energy: Scotland’s renewables projects, oil and gas discoveries just keep on coming

It also ties in with the recently announced report on business health in Scotland significantly exceeding that of rUK. See:

Scottish businesses showing signs of greater health than those in the rest of the UK

Overall, vacancies in Scotland rose by 11% year-on-year to March 2017. Demand for engineers rose by an amazing 42% and for other technologists by 21%. These are, it is reported, above the rUK figures with the latter described as only ‘stable.’ Presumably this means little or no increase in demand?

http://www.scottishfinancialnews.com/12668/vacancies-in-scotland-rise-by-11-per-cent-year-on-year/

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3 thoughts on “Robust Scottish economy apparent in significant increases in demand for professional staff

  1. broadbield April 20, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    In these dark days your blog is a refreshing, and stimulating read. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jomry April 20, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Delighted to see the return of an impressive array of good positive news items – much needed and appreciated.

    Liked by 1 person

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